Tag Archives: middle age

How to be 60: Find Your Peeps

I seek women of my age or stage who look cool and proud and smart and stylish and modern. I imagine they recognize one or more of these qualities in me and we acknowledge each other as we pass, silently. ‘I see you, lady!’

This requires that the woman not be arrogant or self-involved or have some similar blinding factor. (Note: arrogance and self-involvement are limiting!”) Why? Because otherwise they won’t see me. 

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

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This is the title of a book of Nora Ephron essays, which, when I got it as a Christmas present, I found dated and schtick-y (I also thought, at the time, I’m too young for this). But now it happens to be true, though I feel like a bad feminist for admitting it. Maybe I should reframe the emotion as ‘I feel good about turtlenecks.’

 

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The Ladies Room

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I am a VP and editorial director at a large media company. Now 56 years old, I follow with interest debates about whether women at my level do enough to mentor millennial women — a heated and sometimes fractious discourse that covers why they do or don’t, if they should or shouldn’t and so much more… Read more on Tue/Night >

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Things I Can Never Remember

How to pronounce deus ex machina (doesn’t come up a lot, but still)

Which direction to cross myself in a Catholic Church: left to right, right?

How to spell commitment without autospell’s help: how many t’s, how many m’s and don’t read too much into this.

The rationale for the Electoral College

To remove my mascara before I get into bed, after which time it’s it’s far, far too late

Not to drink a third glass of wine

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in medias res

This is what I was going to call my new blog. It means “in the midst of things,” which is super-fancy literary term for a story that begins in its middle, a sure sign that it is going to move all around, so just be prepared for that, as best you can be.

In medias res is a nice way of describing mid-life too. Very elegant sounding, perhaps more so than midlife actually looks and feels: sagging spirits with facial skin to match.

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Much nicer is this cookie, which also has a middle in which you can start.

This is a lot of copy about a blog title that is, of course, already taken. Thanks a lot, Russell Arben Fox.

On second thought, I’m grabbing it anyway.

On third thought, I’m changing it to The Midway. Who doesn’t love a midway?

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